Waupaca Historical Society
Waupaca Historical Society
321 S. Main St., Waupaca, WI 54981

About Us

The Waupaca Historical Society, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, was formed in 1953 to preserve the history of the Waupaca and Chain O'Lakes area. The Waupaca Historical Society owns and operates four buildings: the Holly History and Genealogy Center located in the former library at 321 S. Main St.; the Hutchinson House Museum and the King Cottage, both located in South Park; and the Waupaca Railroad Depot at 525 Oak Street.

New members and volunteers are always welcome! Contact Tracy Behrendt, Director, at (715) 256-9980 or director@waupacahistoricalsociety.org.


The mission of the Waupaca Historical Society is to preserve, advance and disseminate knowledge of the history of the Waupaca area.


WHS Board of Directors:

Dennis Lear, President

Mike Kirk, Vice President

Betty Stewart, Secretary

Ashlie Buck

Tim Drake

Brian Godfrey

Jeff Jenswold

Kent Pegorsch

Lane Streck

Jeff Weasner

Nancy Weasner

Marge Writt

Lori Chesnut (City Council Representative)


Staff: Tracy Behrendt, Director